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Personalized Pavers and Benches

Take a Step and a Seat in the Landscapes of Canada Gardens

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Invest in the life and future of the Canadian Museum of Nature and support the award-winning Landscapes of Canada Gardens.

Your gift will be recognized with a personalized inscription on a Step-across-Canada paver. A unique, meaningful way to support nature education and research and demonstrate your love of nature. Make our garden your garden.

Stéphanie Beaulac © Canadian Museum of Nature


The minimum donation is $550.

Douglas Mooers carved his love for his late wife Winona on a Steps-across-Canada Paver, and here is his story:

Winona and I met in high school and we were married for 57 years. We have lived in downtown Ottawa for many years and walked through the Museum's Landscapes of Canada Gardens every morning on our way to the YMCA. Now when I walk through the museum garden on my own, I can say good morning to her, when I stop and clean the leaves off our pavers.

Take a step today!

Internationally renowned experts in Arctic knowledge and exploration and in species discovery and change, the Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national natural history- and natural-sciences museum.

Home to a diverse team of science experts and educators, innovative nature programmes, exciting exhibitions, fascinating permanent galleries such as the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery, and a growing collection of more than 14.6 million specimens.

Our mission: To save the world for future generations with evidence, knowledge and inspiration.

Take a step towards a better natural future for Canada. Honour a loved one. Be part of an exciting public space.

Join our family of supporters and help save the world through evidence, knowledge and inspiration!

Take a step to support nature.

Park-Bench Dedications
Perhaps you would rather have a seat in the garden? A beautiful, meditative spot where you might sit and ponder all that our natural world has to offer? Maybe you have a special person or group you would like to honour?

We now have, in very limited supply, park-bench dedications available to engrave your message of love and inspiration!

Contact us today to reserve your bench and discuss your dedication!

Make a donation for a paving stone for the grounds of the Canadian Museum of Nature and have it engraved with a message that is meaningful to you.

The Pavers

Pavers are now available in the boreal-forest section of the garden, at the corner of O'Connor Street and Argyle Avenue. Donate now!

The pavers are approximately 30 cm × 60 cm (1 ft. × 2 ft.).

The Inscription

The text may be up to 50 characters long, including punctuation, over a maximum of three lines.

Once we receive your donation, Advancement Associate Geneviève Perras will reach out to confirm and finalize your inscription.

We reserve the right to approve the inscription.


Todd Lebel
In our hearts always
Bryan, Chad & Jen

Let nature be our teacher
Sarah and Garrett

For Rose
Inspiring her family's love of nature

How to Donate

Select one method:

  1. Donate online.
  2. 1. Download the donation form (PDF)
    2. Send us the completed form.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Geneviève Perras:

  • Email
  • Mail
    Steps across Canada
    Advancement Office
    Canadian Museum of Nature
    P.O. Box 3443, Station D
    Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4
  • Phone 613.566.4271
    Toll-free in Canada and U.S.A.: 1.800.263.4433.
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